Gossman Consulting, Inc. provides assistance in preparing and implimenting waste minimization programs. Waste minimization is a concept that is heavily promoted by environmental groups and one which the EPA has tried to institutionalize through regulation. The implication is that industry is inherently wasteful and must be constantly pressured to minimize its waste production. As a business owner/operator you know that there is potential savings in minimizing waste, but the operational and technological changes that must be instituted to accomplish the goal may adversely impact the company's efficiency or even the quality of it's product. It is a difficult situation. GCI's professionals are skilled in operations as well as being knowledgable of the regulations and the various minimization alternatives. Many of the skills needed to formulate "waste recycle and reuse" programs and hazardous waste management programs are the same skills needed to prepare waste minimization programs. Consequently our approach to assisting our clients in preparing waste minimization programs is highly practical and thorough, yet we are fully aware of the implications to your operations. Add to this our extensive experience in managing hazardous waste facilities under the constant review of federal and state agencies and you can understand why GCI believes we are eminently qualified to provide our clients this service.
Prepared and made presentations to representatives from the oil refining industry regarding opportunities for reusing hazardous waste in cement kilns.
Co-directed a series of courses on Solvent Recycling and Reuse taught in the United States and Europe.
Performed technical and market evaluations to determine the suitability and made recommendations regarding the resource recovery opportunities available to various cement plants throughout the United States as well as Great Britain, Venezuela, and South East Asia.
Performed a comprehensive evaluation of the potential for utilizing spent aluminum potliner as a fuel in cement kilns. Evaluation included facility design criteria and concepts based on the study's technical findings.
Evaluated various resource recovery opportunities for client companies relative to technical feasibility, product quality, worker health and safety impact, environmental impact, and regulatory requirements.
Performed a study of various alternatives for the introduction of solid hazardous wastes into cement kilns including the potential for pyrolysis or thermal separation prior to cement kiln introduction.
Guided the engineering design of a bulk liquid HWF facility for a client cement company including tank farm, truck and rail transfer, and laboratory.
Developed an additional HWF facility for Safety-Kleen at a cement plant in South Carolina. This facility has the largest storage facility capacity of any in the country.
Developed and managed a "green grass" HWF facility at the largest cement kiln in the world. This process included permitting, community relations, facility design, construction, personnel hiring, training and management, contract negotiations with the cement manufacturer and training of marketing and sales personnel. The facility was on line burning HWF within five months after a decision was made by both companies to pursue the project. This HWF facility permitted McKesson Envirosystems revenue and profitability growth to record levels and was one of the key reasons for Safety-Kleen's acquisition of McKesson Envirosystems.
Developed the first comprehensive HWF specification which met the needs of product (cement) quality, environmental protection and personal health & safety in 1980.
Prepared a study of recycling opportunities utilizing cement kiln technology for refineries in Venezuela.
Developed a comprehensive database of health and safety information on over 400 compounds known to have been found in hazardous waste fuel.
Managed the economic planning and all stages of business operations of HWF programs for Safety-Kleen, which included marketing and sales strategies.
Managed the corporate safety and regulatory compliance program for Systech Corp. This program included review of all pre-shipment analysis for Systech for over five years. This review process included a comprehensive toxicological review of each compound identified in every waste stream.
GCI has prepared a number of papers on subjects related to waste minimization, waste recycling and reuse and operations.(If a link to a paper title is not yet available please e-mail with your fax number for a copy.)
If you have questions or wish to set up a meeting please contact David Gossman at (563) 652-2822 or via e-mail.
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